Dangerous Escalation: Why Trump’s Pressure Tactics Won’t Work on Iran

“In a paper for the Washington Quarterly’s Fall 2017 issue, we outlined the principal lessons offered by the nuclear negotiations for relations and future diplomatic engagement between Iran and the West. While Trump appears to believe that the United States can coerce Iran to its desired path, with only a matter of applying more pressure for a longer period, his untenable conditions to “fix” the JCPOA promise dangerous escalation.”

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“Dangerous Escalation: Why Trump’s Pressure Tactics Won’t Work on Iran,” The National Interest, Seyed Hossein Mousavian and Sina Toossi, February 8, 2018.